Your legacy gift can change lives, for the better

A gift in your will helps ensure the Malaghan can continue advancing cutting-edge medical research and clinical trials in New Zealand, to improve the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders for generations to come.

A legacy gift, whatever the size, provides positive and lasting support to Malaghan researchers, harnessing the power of the immune system to create gentler, more effective treatments for diseases that affect all our lives.

With your support, we want to make disease a smaller part of our lives. 

Thank you for having the vision and kindness to consider including a gift in your will to the Malaghan Institute.

Like you, we see a future where there are gentler, safer and more effective ways to prevent, treat and cure disease. A legacy gift can help accelerate advances in medical science and the development of new therapies to benefit future generations. 

"I truly envision that one day all cancers will become treatable diseases with vastly improved prognoses, and I would love nothing more in my life than to contribute what I can towards that.” 

Dr Yasmin Nouri

Remembering those who left a legacy

At the peak of his career, Tip Top founder Len Malaghan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During his treatment Len recognised the value of medical research, so he and his wife Ann established a medical research trust by gifting shares in their company to the Wellington Medical Research Foundation.

This was used to establish the Len and Ann Malaghan Medical Research Trust and the Wellington Cancer and Medical Research Institute.

While Len passed away at the age of 61, Ann went on to make further generous donations to the institute

In 1986, the name of the institute was changed to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in recognition of the generous support by Len and Ann Malaghan.

Their children and grandchildren continue their legacy through their governance, advocacy and fundraising for the institute.

While Len passed away at the age of 61, Ann went on to make further generous donations to the Institute.

Their children and grandchildren continue their legacy with their service, advocacy and play an important role in various fundraising initiatives for the Institute.

Ian and Rita Campbell left a generous legacy to the Malaghan Institute. Their son Mark is very proud of his parents’ contribution and says his mum was the main driver behind the gift.

"Mum was a nurse and then there was also my little sister’s illness, it was very hard time for our family”.

Mark’s younger sister Sandra was diagnosed with leukaemia at just 6 years old, in the 1970s. While there were some treatment options available, sadly Sandra passed away when she was 18, after 12 years of the illness.

"Mum and dad decided to bequest much of their Estate. They lived good lives and really didn’t want for anything. They were thrifty, much of what was in their home would have been from when they were first married, including the pots and pans set. If it wasn’t broken, it didn’t need replacing”.

Mark believes his parents thought it was important to give back. He is also considering a gift in his will, following his parent’s values and because he believes it’s the right thing to do. "Medical research is an important cause for our family, particularly cancer research".

Hugh and Moira Green and their family’s support of innovative medical research and improving the health and wealth of local communities led them to the Malaghan Institute more than a decade ago. The Hugh Green Foundation's significant investment over that time has provided unprecedented scientific capabilities to fuel our research and discovery, enabling us to achieve significantly more for future generations.

We're here to help

If you would like to know more about including a gift in your will to the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, please get in touch with Wendy.

Wendy Walker
Philanthropy and Legacy Giving Specialist 
+64 27 308 8819

Malaghan Institute Gifts in will brochure

Malaghan Institute Gifts in will brochure

Leaving a gift in your will to the Malaghan


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